MBA (For Non Business Graduates) | GIFT University

MBA (For Non Business Graduates)

Career Opportunities:

Our MBA graduates are groomed enough to formulate, implement and evaluate the business level strategies keeping in mind the multidisciplinary nature of the business and industry. They can analyze various business situations and propose workable solutions to real life business problems. MBA graduate can diagnose the opportunities for entrepreneurial business in national as well as global markets. Our graduates are positioned in top national and multinational organizations of Pakistan and the world.

Upon successful completion of the MBA program, the graduates would pursue their lucrative careers in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. They would also be able to have managerial level jobs in public and private sectors including large-scale business organizations. The graduates would also be able to pursue their career as successful entrepreneurs on the basis of their in-depth knowledge and practical exposure provided to them in pursuit of the MBA degree.

 

Program Objectives:

The aim of this program is to provide an exhaustive, meticulous and comprehensive management studies program with in depth focus in diverse business subjects as finance, marketing and HRM. The program gives students the strong technical and analytical skills and high moral and ethical values. The program uses modern teaching pedagogy especially the well-known participant based learning to improve decision making skills, communication skills and leadership potential. The main objectives of the program are but not limited to:

  • To enhance the essential leadership skills and abilities of students.
  • To develop competencies of the students in to broaden their vision.
  • To develop and enhance the decision making skills and capacities of the students.
  • To enhance the ability of the students and groom them to deal with the multifaceted business circumstances.
  • To impart students with well-versed entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to enable them for starting their own ventures.
  • To prepare the students for understanding the national and global business settings and equip them with the skill of preparing the business strategies and plans.
 

Program Description:

It is a rigorous 2 years industry focused program aimed at developing competencies that are needed for superior managerial performance. The program introduces the students to the contemporary management issues, theories and principles. It also focuses on practical application of the principles and concepts that govern today’s modern business enterprises.

Students learn the core principles of management, refine their career interests, develop an in-depth understanding of one or more curricular areas of interest, and build the portfolio needed to succeed in a competitive job market.

The MBA Program comprises core courses, elective/specialization courses, and industry project. The core courses are mostly taken in the first three academic semesters. In the last academic semester, the program offers students the possibility to choose among a broad range of elective and specialization courses, which allow students to specialize in an area compatible with their career interests. The quality of teaching and guidance of highly qualified and experienced faculty, participant centric learning experience, international exposure and efficient corporate jobs placements make our MBA program different, unique and the first choice for students.

This Program offers specialized education that develops analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in real-world situations. To achieve this, the University provides students with modern technological and conceptual tools. Classes focus on gaining practical experience; are based on business cases and real-world situations and promote interaction with the business community. Academic knowledge is complemented with assignments and projects that increase managerial competences of the graduates which include communication and leadership skills, creativity, teamwork, and the ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty.

This MBA program is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed by the leaders in today’s organizations. This includes the ability to critically analyze the problems, to develop creative but practical solutions, to communicate clearly and to respond to business challenges and uncertainty with integrity. Students will also have opportunity to take specialty executive certificate courses during the regular semesters. This program may be offered in morning, evening and weekend format.

This program is equivalent to MS/MPhil Management Sciences and the graduates will be eligible for the admission in PhD program as per HEC criteria.

 

Specializations:

The MBA program offers a choice of three areas of concentration. To earn a concentration in any of these areas, three electives must be completed from the selected area. Concentrations are offered in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
 

Project Work:

The MBA program culminates with a comprehensive project worth 6 credit hours. This project provides the students an opportunity to integrate the knowledge gained in different MBA courses and apply it to develop a new business proposal or solve a real life management problem of the industry. The project involves extensive academic and applied research. The projects are evaluated on the basis of continuous assessment done by the supervisor during different stages of the project, final project report and an oral presentation of the report in front of a graduate committee.

The student may opt two courses from the area of specialization in place of project. However students with project work will have added advantage at the time of admission in higher level.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Business Education Background:

This pathway is for the candidates having 16 years business education. They need to complete 30 credit hours in 1.5 years. The 30 Credit hours will be exempted on the basis of their prior business degree. All students entering the MBA program through this pathway must have completed 16 years of education with an under graduate or graduate degree from HEC recognized University/Institution in Business Education. The most eligible qualifications for admissions are:

  • Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA Hons)
  • Bachelor in Commerce (B.Com Hons)
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA 16-Years)
  • Master in Commerce (M.Com)
  • Master of Science in Accounting & Finance (MSc AF)
  • Associate Cost & Management Accountants (ACMA)
  • Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA)
  • Other relevant equivalent qualification
  • The candidate must have obtained minimum 45% marks (for Annual System) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (for semester system) or equivalent in the relevant degree program.
  • May have passed GRE / GAT / NTS (General) with at least 50% score OR pass the aptitude test and interview conducted by the Department of Management Sciences admission committee.
  • The admission to the program may be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from the previous academic record, prescribed written test and interview.
  • An equivalence certificate is mandatory from Higher Education Commission (HEC) in case of an equivalent qualification.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Non-Business Education Background:

This pathway is for the candidates having non-business education. They need to complete 60 credit hours in 2 years. All students entering the MBA program through this pathway must have completed 16 years of education with an undergraduate or graduate degree from HEC recognized University/Institution. The most eligible qualifications for admissions are:

  • 16 years Masters in any Non-Business Discipline.
  • Bachelor (Hons) in any Non-Business Discipline.
  • LLB or 4-years BA/BS programs.
  • MBBS / BE (Engineering) / BSc Agriculture.
  • The candidate must have obtained minimum 45% marks (for annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (for semester system) or equivalent in the relevant degree program.
  • May have passed GRE / GAT / NTS (General) with at least 50% score OR pass the aptitude test and interview conducted by the Department of Management Sciences admission committee.
  • The admission to the program may be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from the previous academic record, prescribed written test and interview.
  • An equivalence certificate is mandatory from Higher Education Commission (HEC) in case of an equivalent qualification.

 

 

Admissions Criteria:

A variety of factors, both academic and personal, are considered while awarding admission to the students. The factors considered are academic ability, enthusiasm for intellectual challenge and managerial and leadership potential. Academic ability is assessed on the basis of past academic grades and performance in GIFT Comprehensive Admissions Test (GCAT). Personal factors are judged through a personal interview conducted by the admissions committee.

 

Program Structure for Business Education Background:**

Duration: 1.5 Years 3 semesters

Structure Courses Credit Hours

Business Core, Electives and Specialization Courses

8 24

Industry Project

  6

Total

8 30

 

Program Structure for Non-Business Education Background:**

Duration: 2 Years 4 semesters

Structure Courses Credit Hours

Business Core, Electives and Specialization Courses

18 54

Industry Project

  6

Total

18 60

 

 

Eligibility Criteria for Business Education Background:

This pathway is for the candidates having 16 years business education. They need to complete 30 credit hours in 1.5 years. The 30 Credit hours will be exempted on the basis of their prior business degree. All students entering the MBA program through this pathway must have completed 16 years of education with an under graduate or graduate degree from HEC recognized University/Institution in Business Education. The most eligible qualifications for admissions are:

  • Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA Hons)
  • Bachelor in Commerce (B.Com Hons)
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA 16-Years)
  • Master in Commerce (M.Com)
  • Master of Science in Accounting & Finance (MSc AF)
  • Associate Cost & Management Accountants (ACMA)
  • Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA)
  • Other relevant equivalent qualification
  • The candidate must have obtained minimum 45% marks (for Annual System) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (for semester system) or equivalent in the relevant degree program.
  • May have passed GRE / GAT / NTS (General) with at least 50% score OR pass the aptitude test and interview conducted by the Department of Management Sciences admission committee.
  • The admission to the program may be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from the previous academic record, prescribed written test and interview.
  • An equivalence certificate is mandatory from Higher Education Commission (HEC) in case of an equivalent qualification.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Non-Business Education Background:

This pathway is for the candidates having non-business education. They need to complete 60 credit hours in 2 years. All students entering the MBA program through this pathway must have completed 16 years of education with an undergraduate or graduate degree from HEC recognized University/Institution. The most eligible qualifications for admissions are:

  • 16 years Masters in any Non-Business Discipline.
  • Bachelor (Hons) in any Non-Business Discipline.
  • LLB or 4-years BA/BS programs.
  • MBBS / BE (Engineering) / BSc Agriculture.
  • The candidate must have obtained minimum 45% marks (for annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (for semester system) or equivalent in the relevant degree program.
  • May have passed GRE / GAT / NTS (General) with at least 50% score OR pass the aptitude test and interview conducted by the Department of Management Sciences admission committee.
  • The admission to the program may be made on the basis of cumulative merit to be determined from the previous academic record, prescribed written test and interview.
  • An equivalence certificate is mandatory from Higher Education Commission (HEC) in case of an equivalent qualification.

 

Admissions Criteria:

A variety of factors, both academic and personal, are considered while awarding admission to the students. The factors considered are academic ability, enthusiasm for intellectual challenge and managerial and leadership potential. Academic ability is assessed on the basis of past academic grades and performance in GIFT Comprehensive Admissions Test (GCAT). Personal factors are judged through a personal interview conducted by the admissions committee.

Enquiries

The Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.

 

General Criteria to Apply

A variety of factors, both academic and personal, are considered while awarding admission to the students. The factors considered are academic ability, enthusiasm for intellectual challenge and managerial and leadership potential. Academic ability is assessed on the basis of past academic grades and performance in GIFT Comprehensive Admissions Test (GCAT). Personal factors are judged through a personal interview conducted by the admissions committee.

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.

 

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